MotoGP (November 2001)

  • Video exclusive: Rossi tests 2002 GP bike

    25 November 2001

    Video exclusive: Rossi tests 2002 GP bike

    Click on the link on the right for our unmissable video exclusive of Valentino Rossi as he gets to grips with his new RCV four stroke around the Jerez circuit in Spain.At this test Rossi sliced over...

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  • First pictures of the Suzuki XREO GP bike

    18 November 2001

    First pictures of the Suzuki XREO GP bike

    SUZUKI’S all-new GP four-stroke will be a surprise entrant to the new-look 2002 world championship series.The Japanese factory initially said it would use 2002 as a development year for the bike code...

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  • Rossi and Bayliss collide

    18 November 2001

    Rossi and Bayliss collide

    World champions Troy Bayliss and Valentino Rossi will race head-to-head on equal machinery for the first time next month although sadly it will be on four wheels and not two.World Superbike champ...

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  • Haslam forced to 250s

    18 November 2001

    LEON HASLAM is expected to confirm this week that he will ride in next year's world 250 championship.The 18-year-old British rider has been forced to drop into 250s after he couldn't secure a ride in the 500 class.After an up and down rookie season in the world 500 championship, he looked like he would be retained by the Shell Advance Honda squad to ride a production Honda NSR V-twin.That option...

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  • Grand Prix attendance breaks records

    18 November 2001

    Grand Prix attendance breaks records

    The biggest crowd at the British GP in years helped break new attendance figures for a world championship season.Official figures released by series organisers Dorna said 1,588.635 attended GPs to see...

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  • Criville on course for Yamaha GP ride

    11 November 2001

    Criville on course for Yamaha GP ride

    Former world 500 champion Alex Criville will find out later this week if his career has been saved by a shock move to Yamaha.The Spaniard appeared to be heading for enforced retirement when he was...

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  • Could you be our next GP star?

    11 November 2001

    Could you be our next GP star?

    Entries close on Thursday for a Pop Idol-style competition designed to find two GP stars of tomorrow. So if you can ride and are aged between 14 and 18 (or know someone who is) read on and be prepared...

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  • Honda loses race to get V5 to NEC Show

    11 November 2001

    Honda loses race to get V5 to NEC Show

    Honda’s hopes of putting the 2002 V5 race bike on display at the NEC Show have been dashed by red tape.It had hoped to get the RC211V, which will be its four-stroke entry on next year’s GP grid, to...

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  • McWilliams’ 2002 deal collapses

    04 November 2001

    McWilliams’ 2002 deal collapses

    Jeremy McWilliams is facing another uncertain winter after negotiations to sort out a works 250 deal in 2002 collapsed.McWilliams and his team enjoyed instant success in 2001 when he became Britain’s...

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  • £10 off British GP tickets

    04 November 2001

    £10 off British GP tickets

    Next year's British GP may be nine months away but plan ahead and you can save a packet.The race, on July 14, will be our first chance in Britain to see the new Honda and Yamaha four-strokes racing...

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  • Haslam’s GP future in jeopardy

    04 November 2001

    Haslam’s GP future in jeopardy

    Leon Haslam might have scored his best ever 500 finish in the rain-hit Rio GP, but that hasn’t been enough to secure his ride for 2002.He looked certain to be retained by the Shell Advance squad for...

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  • Haga: I thought toothache would kill me

    04 November 2001

    Haga: I thought toothache would kill me

    Noriyuki Haga’s toothache in Rio turned out to be more serious than first thought. When he returned to Japan he needed emergency surgery.The tooth infection forced him to miss the final round of the...

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  • Rossi claims 11th win by 0.1 seconds

    01 November 2001

    Rossi claims 11th win by 0.1 seconds

    Valentino Rossi’s midas touch didn’t desert him in Rio this afternoon when he won a rain-affected Brazilian GP after a dramatic race with Carlos Checa.It had looked like Spaniard Checa would create...

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  • Poggiali on course for 125 title in Rio

    01 November 2001

    Poggiali on course for 125 title in Rio

    MANUEL POGGIALI looks odds-on to win the world 125 championship in Rio on Saturday despite suffering a scare in Friday afternoon's final qualifying session.The 18-year-old Gilera rider only needs to...

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  • Katoh can’t stop winning

    01 November 2001

    Katoh can’t stop winning

    Daijiro Katoh may have already wrapped up the world 250 title but he still managed to rub his rivals noses in it again with yet another success in Rio today.It might not have been the typical runaway...

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  • Poggiali crowned 125 champion in Brazil

    01 November 2001

    Poggiali crowned 125 champion in Brazil

    Manuel Poggiali was crowned world 125 champion in Brazil this afternoon – but only after a massive scare.The Gilera rider knew going into today’s 21-lap race that he only needed a top 13 finish to...

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